Kirklees Council offer taxi tests previously carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for drivers applying to become licenced taxi drivers.

We deliver taxi testing for drivers wishing to become licenced taxi drivers in Kirklees and Calderdale.

The test is the same as the tests previously carried out by the DVSA

Book your test online

Paperclip You will need your driving licence number to log in, if you are rebooking your course you will also need your booking reference.

Book online

How tests operate and who can attend

  • Tests run on a Tuesday and Thursday (6 sessions a day) and Friday mornings (2 sessions)
  • The test lasts no more than 1 hour in total
  • 40 minutes duration
  • 5 minutes introduction and cabology questions
  • Minimum 30 minutes driving
  • 5 minutes debrief
  • You must bring a valid driving licence
  • 2x passport photographs
  • Paper copy of proof of insurance for the driver/car on the day of the test
  • We can accept a photo card licence with current photograph or an old style paper licence with an additional form of photographic identification like a passport
  • If you are late you will not be allowed to attend. You will have to pay a rearrangement fee to rebook
  • You can rebook your test online. You will need your driving licence number and booking reference to log on
  • If you cancel within 5 days of the test date you will be charged a short notice rebooking fee
  • If you cancel more than 5 days in advance you don't pay anything extra

Contact Licensing

Contact Calderdale Council

  • Calderdale Council
  • Address Calderale MBC Transport Services, Battinson Road, Halifax, HX1 4PL
  • Phone 01422 288001
  • Email

Contact Driver Training Unit